Sports Journalism


2017-2018 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

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Certificate
19 hours

This program is offered by the School of Communications/Communications and Journalism Department.

The certificate program in sports journalism provides students a basic understanding of the field of sports journalism. The program combines theoretical information with writing and production experience. Webster University will issue a certificate recognizing the successful completion (C or better in all courses) of a 19-credit-hour core in sports journalism. All courses must be taken at Webster University.

For information on general requirements for the certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures.

The U.S. Department of Education defines Gainful Employment program criteria and data requirements. View this program's Gainful Employment Disclosures at http://www.webster.edu/consumers/gainful-employment/undergraduate/sports-journalism/gedt.html to see important information about the education debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program.

Course Requirements

  • Introductory level media production class (video, audio, interactive digital media, photography) (3 hours)
  • JOUR 1030 Fundamentals of Reporting (3 hours)
  • JOUR 1830 Broadcast Delivery and Interpretation (3 hours)
  • JOUR 1930 Sports Broadcasting (3 hours)
  • JOUR 3300 Newspaper Production Workshop (4 hours)
  • JOUR 3050 Sports Reporting (3 hours)

Portfolio Requirements

Students obtaining a certificate in sports journalism complete a portfolio of their work as part of the requirements of JOUR 3300 Newspaper Production Workshop, under the supervision of their professor.

This page was modified on 13 October 2017.
Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Addendum to view changes that were made.